Families Struggle with Addiction of Family Member
When one family member is lost to addiction, the whole family is affected. Mothers and fathers worry that the next time they answer a phone call it will bring terrible news. Every day is an unfolding drama wherein one just hopes his loved one will make it through another day alive.
In a nationwide study in 2005, researchers found that thirty-six percent of employees said at least one of their coworkers was distracted, less productive or missed work because of an alcohol, drug abuse or addiction problem within their family. Additionally, sixty-nine percent of employees said that if a family member were struggling with alcohol or other drug problems, it would negatively affect their own ability to concentrate and be productive at work.
In this same study, about one in four American employees surveyed reported actual drug or alcohol abuse or addiction within their own families. Forty-two percent of those employees reported being distracted and less productive at work because of a family member's addiction.
Addiction Does Not Discriminate
The famous and not so famous are equally affected by drug abuse. Addiction does not discriminate by class or race or religion. Garrett Reid, the son of the Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid, died in August of 2012 of a self-injected accidental overdose of heroin at the team training camp in Pennsylvania. Hundreds of youth in suburbia are also affected daily by heroin addiction. It is not an overstatement to say that our children are dying in epidemic proportions from prescription and other drug abuse. Many young people accidentally overdose when they switch from abusing a prescription opiate to abusing heroin.
Narconon Helps Addicts Find Lasting Sobriety
Fortunately for drug addicts who want to quit, the Narconon drug and alcohol rehabilitation program exists in nearly fifty locations around the world. The Narconon program is comprehensive, holistic and drug-free. That is, it does not use some other drug to help one wean off the drug or drugs of addiction.
Some of the eight phases of the Narconon program are designed to help address the physical aspects of addiction, such as the Narconon New Life Detoxification Program. This step uses moderate daily exercise, plenty of nutritional supplements and good food along with daily time spent in a low-heat sauna. The result of this strict regimen is that one cleans his body of the toxic drug residues that are stored in the body. When one has completed this step, he usually reports a renewed, fresh feeling and far fewer or even no more cravings for drugs.
After addressing the physical aspects, the Narconon program also includes several life skills courses to help one learn how to make better choices and to live his life without the need to resort to drugs. Finally, the program is so effective that seventy percent of its graduates maintain drug-free, sober lives for at least two years following completing the Narconon program.
Rayma is a mother of a young man who came to Narconon Arrowhead in McAlester, Oklahoma in time to save his life. Rayma says there was nothing she and her family could do for her son and that no matter how hard they tried, his addiction continued to get worse and worse. She described feeling like each family member was dying along with her son. "We didn't have any hope for anybody," she said.
Luckily, Rayma's son arrived at Narconon Arrowhead where he stayed and completed the entire eight-step program. "He was more there, and he was able to concentrate better," she said, after he completed the sauna portion of the program -The Narconon New Life Detoxification Program. After completing the whole Narconon program Rayma said her son was again able to be the man she knew he was, and who he knew he was, too.
Finally she added, "He is able to enjoy his wife and his children. He loves what he does for a living. The Narconon program is one of the most thought-out, thorough programs."
She said she was skeptical about the success rate Narconon first quoted her or seventy percent or better. But when Rayma saw her son and many others stay sober after graduation from this program, she had faith in that success rate.
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